By Ruth D’Alessandro, The Wildlife Gardener The Wildlife Gardener went to a Women’s Institute meeting the other night, for a talk by the delightful Audrey Gill from the Surrey Beekeeper’s Association. The WI is so concerned about the decline in the honeybee population that the ONLY Resolution for discussion at the National Federation of Women’s Institutes’ AGM at the Royal Albert Hall on June 3rd is whether to urge HM Government to increase funding for research into bee health. If a majority vote yes to the Resolution, The NFWI will lobby for that funding increase.
With all the financial tribulations of the government, why should it dig deeper to fund research into insects? Here’s why:
- Bees contribute